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Joel 1:1-7 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The word of ADONAI that came to Yo'el the son of P'tu'el: 1 The word of the LORD that came to Joel son of Pethuel.
2 "Hear this, you leaders! Listen, all who live in the land! Has anything like this ever happened in your days, or in your ancestors' days? 2 Hear this, you elders; listen, all who live in the land. Has anything like this ever happened in your days or in the days of your forefathers?
3 Tell your children about it, and have them tell it to theirs, and have them tell the next generation. 3 Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation.
4 What the cutter-worms left, the locusts ate; what the locusts left, the grasshoppers ate; what the grasshoppers left, the shearer-worms ate. 4 What the locust swarm has left the great locusts have eaten; what the great locusts have left the young locusts have eaten; what the young locusts have left other locusts have eaten.
5 Wake up, drunkards, and weep! wail, all you who drink wine, because the juice of the grape will be withheld from your mouth. 5 Wake up, you drunkards, and weep! Wail, all you drinkers of wine; wail because of the new wine, for it has been snatched from your lips.
6 For a mighty and numberless nation has invaded my land. His teeth are lion's teeth; his fangs are those of a lioness. 6 A nation has invaded my land, powerful and without number; it has the teeth of a lion, the fangs of a lioness.
7 He has reduced my vines to waste, my fig trees to splinters - he plucked them bare, stripped their bark and left their branches white." 7 It has laid waste my vines and ruined my fig trees. It has stripped off their bark and thrown it away, leaving their branches white.